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Have scientists found the genetic source of Alzheimer’s risk?

Investor Newswire (02/02/2019) – Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in the United States—affecting nearly 6 million people in the US alone (as of 2018)—but even as prevalent as it is, we still do know very much about it. Full story »

Discover the secrets of super agers

Kiplinger (02/01/2019) – If you're reading this while pedaling a stationary bike, sipping a blueberry smoothie and chatting with your gym buddies, congratulations: You just might become a “super ager.” Full story »

Dementia: Could gut bacteria play a role?

Medical News Today (02/01/2019) – As interest in gut bacteria peaks, they are implicated in yet another condition. Researchers recently identified stark differences in levels of specific gut bacteria in people with dementia. Full story »

High blood pressure treatment could stall dementia

Science Mag (01/31/2019) – Dementia’s cognitive toll can make patients and their loved ones feel powerless. Full story »

Aging and chronic diseases share genetic factors, study reveals

Medical Xpress (01/30/2019) – The global population age 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups and faces the tide of chronic diseases threatening their quality of life and posing challenges to healthcare and economic systems. Full story »

More winners than CMS expects could emerge under PDPM

Skilled Nursing News (01/29/2019) – The government has predicted a mix of winners and losers under the new Medicare payment model taking effect later this year. Full story »

Lowering blood pressure may help cut risk of early dementia, study finds

NBC News (01/28/2019) – Drastically lowering blood pressure may help protect memory and thinking skills later in life, researchers reported Monday — the first hopeful sign that it's possible to lower rates of mental decline. Full story »

11-year-old girl has been granting the simple wishes of nursing home patients

Good News Network (01/27/2019) – This 11-year-old girl may not be a magical genie, but she is winning hearts for her magical mission of granting wishes to nursing home patients. Full story »